My Favorite Things 006

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I didn’t have much of a hard time creating this board, but I don’t think it covers all of my “favorite things” during the two months that I didn’t post a board. But, these are things that I currently really like, so I guess this board still counts. Let’s begin!

1. Shakey’s Pizza

This one was also included in my previous “My Favorite Things” board because I really liked their food and it was quite notable since we didn’t get to eat there that often. I’m putting it up there now because our visits became more frequent over the past two months. I still very much cherish the times we get to go because it’s really quite price-y over there and the time and happiness I get to experience with my family is always priceless.

 

2. Riverdale (Season 2)

This season’s still on-going and I try to catch up with the episodes every weekend. Not only do the characters have so much personality and sides to them, but the story also has a lot of twist and turns! Those two combined in each episode really makes me on the edge EVERY FREAKING TIME!

 

3. Doctor Stranger

I started this Korean drama while studying for finals. Not the best timing, I know, but it was because I saw a clip on Facebook that got me curious about it. I only watched the first episode at that time because, duh, F I N A L S.

I watched the second episode this Tuesday and I HAVEN’T STOPPED WATCHING THE DRAMA EVER SINCE!! The story is really.. complicated, so I can’t explain it as properly as I’d like to. It’s called “Doctor Stranger” so it’s got a lot of medical stuff in it, along with a lot of political issues and hidden intentions, and the like. It’s got romance, which is kind of sprinkled everywhere cause’ it’s kind of the center of it all, but at the same time, it’s not. And some action, too. Really, this drama’s got pretty much everything, I think, and that’s what I like about it.

 

4. The Flash (Season 4)

If I’m not mistaken, this is the 3rd time I’ve included The Flash in here and that’s simply because it continues to be a really AWESOME show. The 4th season’s currently on-going and while it’s sad I can’t binge watch episodes, I like that there’s always new episodes every week. I think I can enjoy the episodes and the whole series that way.

There’s a new villain and, personally, I think he’s an asshole (sorry for the language, but he really kind of is). He’s a new guy and I’m pretty sure he didn’t show up cause’ of Barry. You know what I mean. The past two seasons revolved on conflicts that Barry (kind of caused) during the previous season, so it’s at least nice to see that it’s not Barry’s fault this time.

 

5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

I literally just finished this book a few minutes ago and it really is an amazing masterpiece! It’s a book that’s got a lot more than romance in it – it’s got mystery and it tackles mental health, friendship, and Star Wars.

I’ve never really been able to properly describe things through proper writing, but I hope you give this book a chance because the writing is wonderful (as always, thanks John Green), the characters have much depth to them, the story strikes a balance between the reader wanting to finish the book as fast as possible and the them wanting to take their time in reading it , and you sort of get a glimpse of some things that are difficult to understand.

Read it. Now.

Please.

 

6. Quesadillas 

I’ve only eaten them during two events recently, but they’re REALLY good. I don’t get to eat that much Mexican food simply because we don’t get to eat at that many Mexican places. The second time was at Army Navy though and I liked it.

I think you get that I’ve only eaten it twice, so I can’t really describe it as well as I’d like right now, but I like it and I’d like to try it more, given the chance.

Moving on to the last one…

 

7. The Big Bang Theory

I’ve saved the best for last! I’ve included it in the previous board and I’m including it now because it’s really the best show to watch if you’re looking for show that’s light, funny, and 20-ish minutes long. During weekdays, it’s what I usually watch while having dinner and during weekends, my family and I usually watch it together at night.

If you haven’t tried watching it yet, I suggest that you do so. Although, if you’re tired from watching sitcoms, I suggest you

But if you aren’t

yet, you can binge watch The Big Bang Theory…

HAHAHAHAHA I’d apologize, but I’m not that sorry. After all, I wasn’t going to throw away

 

So there you have it, seven of my favorite things! I’ve also added some Hamilton in this post because how can I not? I was feeling

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FOUR DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! Though I’m not feeling as Christmas-y as I did when I wrote this post, it’s still Christmas season and we’ve got a lot of reasons to celebrate and be thankful for, especially for the birth of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Once again, I’m a person who’s proud to be a Roman Catholic, but I respect you, whatever your religion or religious beliefs may be, so please do so for me, as well. I hope that you, too, will happily celebrate this season with your loved ones.

I guess that ends this post, but this month is only on its 21st day and I’ve still got a lot to write during this break.

 

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My Favorite Things 003

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Hello again! I’m not really used to having classes during my supposed summer, so it’s a bit challenging having to go to school when all you want to do is to stay in bed and watch anime, read books, and the like. In my last post, I promised to make my next post somewhat decent and less rant-y and I haven’t posted “My Favorite Things” for a while, so finally, here it is!

1. Choices: Stories You Play

Since I wasn’t able to properly install a certain game in our computer, no matter how hard I tried, so I decided to try Otome games (From wikipedia: literally “maiden game”; a story-based video game that is targeted towards the female market). I wasn’t really hooked by any of it cause’ most were more on the story telling side than the decision-making side. But then I found this game, “Choices: Stories You Play”, which is not exactly an otome, I think, but it’s got a lot of decision-making and what you decide really affects how things will go.

The stories are really nice and it’s fun making decisions for the characters. There’s a variation, too! Not only does it have stories of the romantic genre (which I really like!), but they also have stories of the fantasy and mystery genres. You can play the first chapter of each of the books, but you’ll need keys to play the rest of the chapters. You get two keys every two hours, but you can only have two keys you can use MAX. Basically, four hours can go by, but if you haven’t used your two keys yet, it’ll remain two keys. AND there are decisions or outfits that require diamonds, which you earn every chapter you finish, but it’s pretty difficult to save diamonds. So yeah, the keys and the diamonds are the only kind of “downside”, but they’re not really downsides, per se. And you can opt to buy more keys and diamonds with real cash, but I’m not that rich.

The trailer’s for iOS, but the game’s also available in the Google Play Store.

2. Goblin

I’ve been watching more KDrama than anime, recently, but it’s cause’ they’re so good! I’m having a hard time trying to describe how amazing Goblin is, but let me just say that it’s got a bit of action, some scenes taking place in a historical setting, quite a bit of romance, a lot of plot twists, a cute and really energetic lead girl, played by Kim Go Eun, a mysterious and cool-looking grim reaper who’s completely innocent about plenty of things, played by Lee Dong Wook, and, of course, the Goblin, played by Gong Yoo. And that’s only scratching the surface! There’s loads more to it, so I definitely recommend you watch it! I made my family watch the first episode and my mom was hooked af.

3. Fight for My Way

Fight for My Way is another Korean drama, but unlike Goblin, it’s currently on-going, as of writing, so I have to wait every Tuesday for TWO new episodes. It’s more of a “slice of life” kind of drama and a bit of romance here and there. I like this drama particularly because it shows the reality of chasing after your dream careers and having to live as an actual adult. There’s a certain plot twist that I’m not quite over with, but the pacing is good and I recommend that you watch this, too!

4. Hamilton: An American Musical

Need I say more?

Just kidding, Hamilton is just ABSOLUTELY legen(-wait for it-) DARY! I can’t really find the word for it, actually. Amazing? Awesome? Magnificent? Well, I’d say it’s all four and more! The songs will leave you with the LSS for months, the characters portrayed as real and human, and it will tell you A LOT about American history, enough to make you ace that exam, I’d say haha. If you can, please please watch it on Broadway, or anywhere it’s available (I’m seriously not sure). But if you can’t, there are a lot of animatics and full soundtrack videos on Youtube!

And let me just say: LIN MANUEL MIRANDA IS A GENIUS!!!

5. Riverdale

I actually finished this in less than a week, before my summer classes started. I had heard a lot of about it from my friends who’ve watched it, so I decided to give it a shot. And personally, I wasn’t disappointed. I got hooked by the first episode and the suspense and mystery made me watch it non-stop. The characters have different sides to them, the plot is really good, and the ending leaves you wanting more.

6. Hot Dog Bush

Just minutes after I passed my last requirement for my English class last semester, I thought of playing at Y8.com, which is a site full of games. I remembered playing this particular one when I was a kid, so I tried playing it again and I realized that the game really gets you hyped up, in a way. It’s a food service game, but there’s a certain amount of money you’ve need to earn at the end of each day of the week and you serve in different venues. I couldn’t stop playing till’ I gave up trying to reach the quota for the day.. when I was already inside the alien spaceship.

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7. Waving Through The Window (“Dear Evan Hansen”)

I’m not deep into the musical, YET, but I really like this particular song because it’s a lot of people, including me, could relate to it. It’s about feeling like an outsider or a wallflower, someone who’s invisible to everyone else. “When you’re falling in the forest and there’s nobody around, do you ever really crash or even make a sound?//Did I even make a sound? Did I even make a sound?//It’s like I never made a sound.//Will I ever make a sound?”. I know it’s a bit sad and lonely, but, for me, it makes me want to make noise and make people remember me and all that. If you don’t feel the same, then just remember that I think you’re never really alone and that you’re a beautiful human being.

And if that song’s a bit too sad, then try listening to “Sincerely, Me”. It’s got a funnier and easy-going vibe, so it’ll cheer you up after listening to the previous song, hopefully.

8. “Tasty” Videos

During study breaks, for me, it’s really relaxing to watch Tasty videos. And I actually have a “Must Try: Cooking” library which are recipes that I will, hopefully, try to actually cook.

9. Nestle Nesfruta: Dalandan

It tastes as citrus-y as lemonade and addicting af. Absolutely perfect for a hot summer day!

And a secret #10 because 9 is an odd number and I just need a 10th one, alright? HAHAHA

10. Doctor Who… A G A I N

My copy of the new Doctor Who seasons are all gone and I’m left with Youtube videos. I didn’t realize I needed it back in my life till’ I watched the video with River Song and Capaldi’s doctor (12th doctor). I thought I’ve already passed this phase in my life, but boy was I wrong.

So, there ya’ go! 10 of “my favorite things”, at the moment. I’m still quite horrible at describing them and persuading people to give it a try, but I hope you do try at least one or two of them because they’re really better than how I’ve described them. I’m positive that they’re definitely worth your time, except possible “Hot Dog Bush” because you might regret spending hours and hours playing it. Just give it a try, but keep track of the time. Enjoy!

 

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